2023 Place-Based Education Conference

We look forward to connecting with you and other place-based education experts and practitioners from across the country and the globe in Grand Rapids in November! If using a promo code, be sure to hit the APPLY button after entering it. Note the ADDITIONAL FEE ITEMS: Printed program, Immersion Experiences.


Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 8:00 AM EST
Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 4:00 PM EST


Eberhard Ctr | Grand Valley State University

301 Fulton St W
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Jan Sneddon, Conference Organizer
Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative
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Look who else is already registered!

Molly Ames Baker  TOPOnexus - Center for Learn Local , Founder, Chief Innovator
Joan Chadde  Lake superior stewardship initiative , Advisory board
Carrie Crigier  Woodland School , 3-5 Teacher
Kevin Czajkowski  University of Toledo , University of Toledo
Linda Easley  self-employed , independent researcher
Joy Ellen  One Wild Life: The Learning Lab , Co-founder, Co-creator, Guide
Erin Fitzpatrick  Greenspire Middle School , Outdoor Education Teacher
Kristi Galoci  Greenspire Middle School , Greenspire Middle School
Philip Girard  Greenspire High School , Teacher
Tom Hartzell  Calvin Ecosystem Preserve and Native Gardens , Campus Sustainability Program Coordinator
Sharon Laidlaw  Teton Science Schools , Director of Place Network
Roddy MacNeil  Greenspire High School , Teacher
Margie Marks  TOPOnexus Center for Learn Local , Learning Coordinator/Educator
Scot Martin  Wayne Memorial High School , English Teacher
Heather Moody  Grand Valley State University , Professor
Ana Munro  North Hennepin Community College , Faculty
Mary Ellen Newport  Interlochen Arts Academy , Division Director and Teacher
Michelle Niedermeier  Pennsylvania Sea Grant College Program , Education Lead
Ginger Rohwer  GVSU/MiSTEM Network , Regional Director
Trisha Smrecak  Inland Seas Education Association , Inland Seas Education Association